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Relief Ship Full, No More Donations Needed

Relief Ship Full, No More Donations Needed

[Updated - ship is full, no more in person donations sought]   Locals have answered the call for donations to help the Bahamas, with a steady flow of items being dropped off at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on King Street all day, as people step up to assist our fellow islanders. The Bahamas was slammed by a Category 5 hurricane, causing catastrophic... Read more of this article

Donations Toward Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund

Donations Toward Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund

Saying they have received “requests from many individuals, businesses and organizations enquiring how to go about donating towards the Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fund,” the Government has provided information for those that wish to donate to assist the Bahamas, who have sustained severe damage from a Category 5 Hurricane. A Government spokesperson... Read more of this article

Officials Confirm: 20 People Killed In Bahamas

Officials Confirm: 20 People Killed In Bahamas

International media are now reporting the very sad news that officials have confirmed that 20 people have died in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian, with the total expected to rise as search efforts continue. “Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands has confirmed that the death toll from Hurricane Dorian now stands at 20 – as for 6pm. There were... Read more of this article

BELCO Ready To Assist Restoration In Bahamas

BELCO Ready To Assist Restoration In Bahamas

BELCO has confirmed that they are “on standby to send crews to assist in restoring power to The Bahamas Islands affected by Category 5 Hurricane Dorian.” “When it became clear that Hurricane Dorian would impact The Bahamas Islands, BELCO management reached out to their partners in the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation... Read more of this article

Premier Offers Sympathy, Support To Bahamas

Premier Offers Sympathy, Support To Bahamas

Following the catastrophic damage in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian, Premier David Burt extended sympathies to the people of the Bahamas, and said he has reached out to the Bahamian Prime Minister to offer support. Premier David Burt said, “On behalf of the Government and people of Bermuda, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to our neighbours... Read more of this article

Red Cross Launch Appeal To Help The Bahamas

Red Cross Launch Appeal To Help The Bahamas

The Bermuda Red Cross has launched an appeal to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian, which slammed the Bahamas leaving at least 5 people dead and causing catastrophic damage. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Red Cross has launched an appeal for those affected by Hurricane Dorian, one of the strongest hurricanes on record in the Atlantic Ocean. “This... Read more of this article

At Least Five Dead As Hurricane Slams Bahamas

At Least Five Dead As Hurricane Slams Bahamas

In absolutely devastating news from the Bahamas, the Bahamian and international media are now reporting that “at least 5 people are dead after Hurricane Dorian’s catastrophic assault on the Bahamas.” “Prime Minister, the most Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis, has confirmed five deaths in Abaco,” the ZNS Bahamas news service tweeted. “Dorian,... Read more of this article

Jamaica Bank Stops Exchanging Bermuda Dollar

Jamaica Bank Stops Exchanging Bermuda Dollar

The Bank of Jamaica has advised that it will no longer exchange Bermuda dollars at its banking counter as it “has been unable to repatriate this particular foreign currency.” This is according to a statement on the bank’s website, which said, “Bank of Jamaica wishes to advise that effective 26 August 2019, it will no longer exchange... Read more of this article

Dr Worrell Suggests Caribbean Move To US Dollar

Dr Worrell Suggests Caribbean Move To US Dollar

A leading Caribbean economist has suggested that the islands “permanently retire” their currencies, and move to the US dollar. “Caribbean currencies served a crucial purpose when they were first introduced, but they have now become a nuisance in today’s digitised world”, Barbados-born economist Dr. DeLisle Worrell said, adding... Read more of this article

Ombudsman Conference A ‘Great Success’

Ombudsman Conference A ‘Great Success’

The 10th Biennial Caribbean Ombudsman Association [CAROA] Conference concluded on Wednesday at the Fairmont Southampton Resort in Bermuda. The Ombudsman for Bermuda, Victoria Pearman, and her colleagues from the region will be in training sessions with Dr. Victor Ayeni for the remainder of the week. Dr. Ayeni is a well-known international authority... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Host Ombudsman Conference

Bermuda To Host Ombudsman Conference

The Ombudsman for Bermuda Victoria Pearman, and the Caribbean Ombudsman Association [CAROA] will host the 10th Biennial CAROA Conference & Training from May 28th – 31st at the Fairmont Southampton. “As the CAROA Regional President for the Caribbean and Latin America region, I am pleased to host our biennial conference in Bermuda. The conference... Read more of this article

Green Family Purchase Resort In St Lucia

Green Family Purchase Resort In St Lucia

The Green family — who own the Hamilton Princess and recently purchased the old HSBC building on Front Street — have also purchased a resort in St Lucia. A Green family spokesperson said, “We can confirm that the Green family has recently finalised the purchase of five-star resort in St Lucia, Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort. “They... Read more of this article

Bermuda Coaches Join ICF Caribbean Chapter

Bermuda Coaches Join ICF Caribbean Chapter

This week [April 28 – May 4] marks the International Coach Federation’s [ICF] Coaching Week and comes on the heels of the launch of the new ICF Chapter for the Caribbean region, which includes Bermuda, with local coach Pamela Barit Nolan [pictured left] appointed as vice president for the region. A spokesperson said, “ICF is the leading global... Read more of this article